HC Deb 12 June 1979 vol 968 c160W
Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present payment for loss of earnings and expenses paid to lay magistates; and when these payments were last increased.

Mr. Brittan

The maximum rates of financial loss allowance payable to justices of the peace in England and Wales in respect of time in any one period of 24 hours over which earnings or benefit are lost or additional expenditure incurred are, where that time is not more than four hours, £6.20 and, where it is more than four hours, £12.40. These rates were introduced on 28 December 1978.